New Edger ?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Blessed 1, Mar 20, 2007.

  1. Blessed 1

    Blessed 1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Friday I had all 3 of my edgers go down at the same time. My Huskvarna trigger broke so I broke out the Stihl split boom and I had just gotten a new shaft installed and where the shaft goes into the head must have stripped. My echo has been in the cage all winter and it would not start. I have never purchased a new dedicated edger. Thinking about trying something new aka Red Max or Shind..... I took the Huskvarna from my brother because he was not using it (sat for a couple of years) and I was impressed with the lightness and the power. What are you guys favorites for the dollar. I Normally buy the highest powered unit available because is you have not noticed by my signature I am a power nut. Better to have and not need rather than need and not have. Thanks:weightlifter:
  2. Jake's Lawn Service

    Jake's Lawn Service LawnSite Member
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    I am pretty happy with my Redmax straight shaft edger. Serves the purpose for the work I do. Also, a little bit cheaper than the other ones too
  3. Tanaka

    Tanaka Inactive
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    If you are a power nut, is 50 cc, 2.5 h.p. enough?

  4. lawnboy dan

    lawnboy dan LawnSite Gold Member
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    for over-all quality the shin is the winner. the husky has power but isnt as durable
  5. Blessed 1

    Blessed 1 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I appreciate you taking the time to reply but walk behind edgers are a waste of time to me unless you are esablishing a edge. My first year in business my first edger was a walk behind. I used it no more than 5 times and gave it away. I meant that I prefer the higher cc models but to be honest this is one peice of handheld equipment that I could probally get away the Mid cc model. I still have the Stihl FS 110 Split Boom Edger that could use for those heavy duty times. I am going to call my dealers today to check prices.
  6. naturescape

    naturescape LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Obviously, your first edger was not a Tanaka WB. Overall, it IS faster, and certainly does a MUCH better job and is LESS STRESSFULL on your body to use, especially if you're edging for more than, say, 5 minutes. I use a combination of my Tanaka 600 WB and my trimmer w/ Edgit.

    Stick edgers SUCK. Echo is to blame for starting this nonsense. I have my 3rd one (I kept trying em LOL) sitting in my garage, as the others did before I sold them.
  7. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Don't buy a stick edger unless your only using it to suplement a string trimmer they just don't have the power and are not built to handle much more than that. I would spend the money and buy a dedicated edger you will be much happier.
  8. GreenN'Clean

    GreenN'Clean LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have had good luck with echo over the years so i stick to what works best for me
  9. E&J lawncare

    E&J lawncare LawnSite Member
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    Shindaiwa starts easy, runs great, and is very well balanced.
    How it feels is very important to me. I dont likesomething that vibrates to much. The power on a 260 is great also. I bought a few different brands from ebay when i started out just to try them then I started buying new.
  10. LandscaperPro

    LandscaperPro Sponsor
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    Couldn't agree more.... This thing is a workhorse and gives a more "professional" look than free handing with a stick edger IMO.

    Look at it here:


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